Mono Q™ is a short-term synthetic absorbable monofilament composed of a copolymer made from 75% glycolide and 25% -caprolactone (PGCL). Mono Q™ is available for dyed(violet) and undyed(beige).
Mono Q™ Characteristics
- Extended retention strength.
- Superb handling with exceptional suppleness, and excellent knot security.
- Monofilament sutures are Non-wicking, helps to reduce bacterial migration along suture line.
- Violet color allows for better visibility during surgery.
High pliability with excellent handling properties
Excellent tensile strength
Lower Incidence of Infection and Trauma due to Smooth Surface
Loss of tensile strength is progressive and absorption of Mon-Q sutures occurs by means of hydrolysis
Mono Q™ (PGCL) synthetic absorbable monofilament sutures are indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, but not for use in cardiovascular or neurological surgery.
Mono Q™ (PGCL) synthetic absorbable monofilament suture may elicit minimal acute inflammatory reaction in tissues, followed by gradual encapsulation of the suture by fibrous connective tissue. Progressive loss of tensile strength and absorptions of PGCL suture occurs by means of hydrolysis.
The retention strength of Mono Q™ is about 50% of the initial strength after 7 days
Mono Q™ suture is supplied sterile in precut lengths attached to various needle types in one-dozen boxes.